Sept. 22, 2011Vol. 42, Issue 1

Achievements

Raymond Barnett, professor emeritus, Biological Sciences, published the novel The Return to Treasure Island through iUniverse in June 2011. 

Eric J. Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored “Mandibular Tumors: Two Case Studies from the Maya Lowland Site of Tikal, Guatemala” in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Vol. 21, May/June 2011, and “Clovis Lithic Technology: Investigation of a Stratified Workshop at the Gault Site, Texas,” will be published through Texas A&M University Press Consortium in October 2011. 

Dawn Clifford and Michelle Morris, Nutrition and Food Sciences; Linda Keeler, Kinesiology; Kathy Gray, Mathematics and Statistics; with student coauthor Andrew Steingrube, published “Weight Attitudes Predict Eating Competence Among College Students” in the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39(2), 2010.

Tom Fahey, Kinesiology, had the seventh edition of Basic Weight Training for Men and Women published by McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Sciences, has two chapters, “Food Culture in Jamaica” and “Food Culture in Indonesia,” in Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2011.

Keiko Goto and Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Nutrition and Food Sciences, had “Acceptance of a Healthier Substitute for Regular Pepperoni Pizza Among Campus Consumers” published in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion Vol. 9 (1), May 2011.

Keiko Goto, Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Sciences, with student coauthor Julia Voorhees, had “Impact of the Harvest of the Month Program on Low-Income Hmong and White Middle School Students” published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 43, Issue 4, Supplement 2, July 2011.

Bruce Grelle, Religious Studies, served as guest editor of a special focus section on “The Comparative Study of Religion and Education in Europe and Beyond” in Religion & Education, fall 2010, and “The Place of Religious Studies in Warren Nord’s Does God Make a Difference?” in Religion & Education, spring 2011. 

Christopher Ivey, Biological Sciences, had “Tests for the Joint Evolution of Mating System and Drought Escape in Mimulus” published in a special issue of Annals of Botany focused on plant mating systems, 2011. 

Michael Magliari, History, had a review of Wild Men: Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America by Douglas Sackman published in Pacific Historical Review, May 2011, and a review of Grand Ventures: The Banning Family and the Shaping of Southern California by Tom Sitton published inWestern Historical Quarterly, Autumn 2011.

Vic Sbarbaro, Health and Community Services, Education, and Kinesiology, co-authored Crowlyle’s Plan to Save the Zoo, North State Children’s Books, 2011.

Natalya Shkoda, Music, had her second commercial CD featuring the premiere recordings of the Complete Piano Sonatas by Ukrainian composer Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko published by Centaur, 2011.

Tony Waters, Sociology, had Schooling, Childhood, and Bureaucracy published by Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011.

Cindy Wolff, Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, and Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Sciences, with student coauthor Lara Wood, had “Impact of a K–8 Nutrition Education Program on Student, Teacher, and Schoolwide Practices” accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 43, Issue 4, July 2011. 

Awards and Activities

Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Keiko Goto, and Cindy Wolff, Nutrition and Food Sciences, with student coauthors Breanna Betty and Martin Frigaard, presented “Fruit and Vegetable Program Supports Nutrition Related Changes for Students and Teachers” at the Annual Meeting of the California Dietetic Association, April.

Lindsay Briggs, Health and Community Services, co-led a group of 20 Juniata College undergraduate students to The Gambia, West Africa, this summer.

Anita ChaudhryAnita Chaudhry, Economics, was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Development Policy Research Center at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan in June and July. She is conducting research on booming groundwater use in Pakistan and its impacts on agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability, collaborating with colleagues in the country on better understanding groundwater access and what role it can play in adaptation to climate change.

Cathy Coolidge and Ruben Sargsyan, Economics, participated in Academy e-Learning Cohort three-week workshops June 6­–23.

Dave Daley, Agriculture, spoke at an animal welfare meeting held by the California State Board of Food and Agriculture in Sacramento in July.

Curt DeBerg, Accounting and Management Information Systems, is the founder and executive director of Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, which had its World Cup Tournament at Canisius College in New York in July.

Ralph Huntsinger, professor emeritus, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, co-presented “An Agent-Based Service Composition Framework” at the 2011 International Simulation Multi-Conference at The Hague, Netherlands, June 2011.

Christopher Ivey, Biological Sciences, presented “Integrated Lab Curricula as a Research Training Tool at a Comprehensive Institution,” co-authored by Kristopher Blee, Biological Sciences, and “Selection for Mating System, Flowering Time, and Antiherbivore Defense Traits in Mimulus guttatus,” co-authored by students Melissa Ha, Allan Matthews, Debora Rojas, and Courtney Silver, at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, Texas, in August.

Daren Otten, coordinator, Sustainable Manufacturing Program, and a team of business and engineering students helped the Yuba City recycling company Greenfreak address mechanical and engineering challenges while looking at cost effectiveness.

Michael Perelman, Economics, gave the plenary address, “Economics vs. Harmonious Civilization,” at the Fifth International Forum on Ecological Civilization: Toward an Ecological Economics at the Claremont Graduate School of Theology in  April. He presented “Sex, Lies, and Economics” at the 12th Annual Summer Institute of the History of Economic Thought at the University of Richmond in June; “How Transactions Displaced Production” at the History of Economics Society at the University of Notre Dame in June; “Constant Capital and the Crisis in Contemporary Capitalism: Echoes from the Late 19th Century” at the Sixth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy: Responses to Capitalist Crisis: Neoliberalism and Beyond at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in May; “Economics vs. Harmonious Civilization” at the Fifth International Forum on Ecological Civilization: Toward an Ecological Economics at Claremont Graduate School of Theology in April.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, conducted an interview with Abraham Lincoln Brigade veterans Jim Benet and Del Berg about their involvement in a group of U.S. volunteers who went to Spain to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). These interviews are part of a book project.

Natalya Shkoda, Music, performed a guest artist solo recital featuring the piano works by Domenico Scarlatti, Viktor Kosenko, and Sergei Rachmaninoff at the Washington Group Cultural Fund Music Series in Alexandria, Virginia, in May 2011.

Jeff Trailer, chair, Management, is the first non-family member of the Board of Directors at Lundberg Family Farms.

Cindy Wolff, Keiko Goto, andStephanie Bianco-Simeral, Nutrition and Food Sciences, with student coauthors Alex Waite and Martin Frigaard, presented “Impact of the Harvest of the Month Program on School Cafeteria Lunch Selection Among K­–6 Students” at the Annual Meeting of the California Dietetic Association in April.

Cindy Wolff, Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, and Keiko Goto, Nutrition and Food Sciences, with student coauthors Emily Ramsey, Alex Waite, and Martin Frigaard, presented “Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting Locally Grown Food Products Among Economically Diverse Consumers in Rural Northern California” at the Annual Meeting of the California Dietetic Association in April.

Grants

Keiko Goto, Cindy Wolff, andStephanie Bianco-Simeral, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, were awarded $149,970 for “Connecting communities and families through locally grown cultural foods for childhood obesity prevention from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the USDA.

Cindy Wolff, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, with student Abigail Roche, was awarded $4,600 for the Gateway Garden from the Foor Foundation.

Cindy Wolff and Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, were awarded  $228,275 for “Get Cookin’ ” from the USDA.

In the News

Christina Archer, Geological and Environmental Sciences, was quoted in “Companies Aim Higher for Wind-Turbine Energy” in The Columbus Dispatch, May 31.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, was quoted in “Some Twist Belief Into Something Evil: Messianic Leaders Can Abuse Their Power Over Willing Followers” in The Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 19.

Kenneth Rose, History, was quoted in “Nuke Disaster Rekindles U.S. Interest in Fallout Shelters” in The Asahi Shimbun, Aug. 21.

Michael Perelman, Economics, was the subject of the article “Why Ayn Rand and Her Legion of Followers Are Hopelessly Wrong,” published on AlterNet April 25. He was interviewed by Nancy Wiegman on “Nancy's Bookshelf,” KCHO, Chico, June 10; by Richard Estes on “Speaking in Tongues,” KDVS, Davis, June 3; and by Alan Ruff on “A Political Affair,” WORT, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2.